Cartilage Repair Center | 850 Boylston Street | Chestnut Hill MA 02467 | Phone: 617-732-9967


Dr. Tom Minas...

... is a member of the Knee Society, and in 2013 his team was honored with the Insall Award for his work on Long Term Outcomes assessment of ACI in the knee. He is involved in the development of tissue preserving implants and instrumentation for knees targeted at joint resurfacing.  His work in patient-specific knee replacement has led to the introduction of a family of tissue preserving, customized implants based on patient-specific imaging data to restore native articulating geometry.

Dr Minas is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Cartilage Repair Center.  He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and his Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his fellowship in Trauma and Joint Reconstruction at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre in Toronto, Canada and a Total Joint Arthroplasty fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

 


Dr. Andreas Gomoll...

...joined the Cartilage Repair Center after completing his residency at Harvard and additional specialty fellowship training in sports medicine and cartilage repair in Chicago. He shares Dr. Minas? philosophy and approach to the treatment of articular cartilage disorders and early arthritis. Besides cartilage repair, Dr. Gomoll also performs meniscal transplantation surgery, knee ligament reconstruction, osteotomies, as well as the full spectrum of arthroscopic shoulder procedures. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Cartilage Research Foundation, and the International Cartilage Repair Society. He is a member of the editorial board of the "Journal of Knee Surgery", and the Journal "Cartilage". Dr. Gomoll is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Tim Bryant, RN, BSN ...

...has been a vital part of the CRC since it was founded. Tim received his B.S. in Nursing from Ball State University.  He is trained for assisting in the O.R. specializing in Orthopedics.  He manages and coordinates the multiple research endeavours at the CRC for Dr Minas and Dr Gomoll.  He has co-authored numerous articles including the 2013 Insall Award on Long Term Outcomes assessment of ACI, authored multiple case studies and helped edit the book as well as produce all DVD content for Dr Minas' Orthopaedic text book "A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee."  He also has an active role in Dr. Minas' clinical practice.

 


Courtney VanArsdale, PA-C ...

..joined the CRC in 2008 as a Physician Assistant after finishing her Masters Degree at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Courtney has a background in strength & conditioning, and a strong interest in Sports Medicine and sports-related joint injuries. An integral part of the team, she assists Drs. Gomoll and Dr Minas with all aspects of patient care in the office and operating room.